Noun(1) an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker(2) a maneuver in a game or conversation(3) a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
(1) Parody-accusation is all well and good, but the gambit is becoming so commonplace I fear for the very future of vitriolic anti-feminist commentary.(2) his resignation was a tactical gambit(3) The Australians believe it is a psychological gambit to use and gain advantage over the opposition.(4) It's easy to recommend this book as essential material for those involved with this gambit on either side of the board.(5) The point, though, is that the gambit , which is ubiquitous in the public sphere, is inherently political, engages in hidden rhetorical work.(6) In a casting gambit that doubled as a publicity stunt he sent his assistants into rural schoolhouses to audition tens of thousands of thirteen-year-old girls.(7) This book is geared toward the average player, but there is no discussion of gambit tries by white.(8) After all, he relies on a similar gambit in his story ├ö├ç├┐Miracle in a Bottle├ö├ç├û to gauge the popularity of the diet drug Zantrex.(9) The prosecution made a similar gambit , less before the jury - because the facts were on its side - than to the public at large.(10) he tried the dubious Budapest gambit(11) He employs the lame gambit of saying that he doesn't need to answer them because they ├ö├ç├┐have been conclusively refuted.├ö├ç├û(12) True fans of the gambit should consider this a challenge.(13) There are special gambits for nearly all situations.(14) I can't usefully compare future possibilities to current capabilities, but I've noticed patterns in the conversational gambits used in such discussions.(15) One of his favourite gambits on the stump is: ├ö├ç├┐I used to be a prizewinning actor.├ö├ç├û(16) By the time I was an ├ö├ç├┐A├ö├ç├û player, gambits including the Smith-Morra were fully appreciated.
(1) opening gambit :: opening gambiet
1. stratagem ::
2. ploy ::
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I'd call that a successful GAMBIT.
Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 8
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